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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; 22 January 1729 – 15 February 1781) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and a representative of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg in his role at Abel Seyler's Hamburg National Theatre... Read More

Born22 January 1729
Kamenz, Upper Lusatia, Saxony
Died15 February 1781 (aged 52)
Braunschweig, Brunswick-Lüneburg
OccupationWriter, philosopher, dramatist, publicist, art critic and dramaturg


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